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I Have Had Spinal Surgery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 68 People

    Spine Surgery For Spondylolisthesis.

    I had surgery for Spondylolisthesis by Dr. Michale Hasz of the Virginia Spine Institute. I found Dr. Hasz as well as the Institute's staff to be among the most professional I've encountered for anything anywhere. I am healing just fine and can see good improvements.
    Spondylolisthesis Spondylolisthesis 70+ Nov 15, 2012

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    S1 Fusion Charite Disc Replacement At L4/5

    Hi everybody so good to find this forum .i had my surgery in 2008 on the Gold Coast .All went well however I was told I could go back to everything ,work( pool builder) exercise with no restrictions .I did this as I had to to support my family and run my business .I think this...
    Wolffy1 Wolffy1 51-55, M 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    Microdiscectomy @ L5/S1

    Microdiscectomy at L5 S1 HI Everyone, Would like some advice/comments good and bad with regard to my experience of recent surgery. First off here's my story. Twelve years ago I experienced a pro-lapsed disc which left a snag pushing into my sciatic nerve. Despite having two...
    Warried Warried 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2013

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    Just Had Spinal Surgery For Spinal Stenosis

    I would just like to share my surgery, I am 26 female, and on March 21, 2013, I went to the emergency room because my right leg was paralyzed, they ran a MRI and within 2 hours of having the MRI done, I had a Neurologist come into my room and tell me that I had to have spinal...
    MeiDio MeiDio 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    Spinal Surgery

    i had emergency spinal surgery on nov.22 after falling 17 ft. off a ladder at work.they gave me a t-10 l-3 fusion and a cage.1 of my vertebra was crushed and the other was destroyed.i now have neurogenic bowel and bladder.theres pain of some sort everyday,but ican walk and do...
    billbuzz billbuzz 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    Neck Pain

    Hi, I have had an anterior discectomy with decompression and fusion in 2003 on c5 - c6 (for those who know the surgeon enters through the front of the throat to access your spine (neck).  Also, in 2009 I had another C6-c7 this time decompression surgery and disc...
    clwainwright clwainwright 41-45 2 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    Spinal Stenosis

    Hi fellow pain endurists, only desperate people like me will know how it feels to live in a never ending world of pain... unfortunately have been diagnosed with osteoarthritits/spinal stenosis which has been the cause of unbearable sciatica for the past 6 months. I had to leave...
    Sanree Sanree 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    I Am Looking At Having Disc Replacement

    ia there anyone who has had disc replacement? if so could you please send me details of your experience and how has it effected you since having the surgery. at the moment i am only being offered FUSION.
    englishrose24 englishrose24 51-55 1 Response Oct 29, 2010

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    I'v Had 5 Spinal Surgery's And Have a cage around my disc in lower lumbar

    August 27th 2007 was my first spinal fusion of my whole upper spine then december 4th 2008 I had my lower section fused, Febuary 2nd 2010 I was opened up from neck to tail bone area so they could Try and clean out an infection. 4 months later I started getting a fever of 104.5...
    karinaleavens karinaleavens 18-21 10 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    I am having a spinal fusion on my lower back.

    The disc is gone! Mr I showed compressed nerve. Tops of my feet hurt. And right leg pain is unbearable at times. The neuro surgeon said my pain would be completely healed because only 1 disc is involved. Can the nerve be permanently damaged? I hope not! The pain is awful. I'm...
    sourapplemix sourapplemix 46-50 3 Responses Feb 15, 2014

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    Spinal Fusion July 30, 2013

    I had spinal fusion surgery on July 30th of this year. When I woke up I was in sooooo much pain. They said the first 24-48 hours is the worst - they were not kidding! I didn't think I would make it through the night but I did and they got me out of bed and walking the next day...
    GenH GenH 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    Emergency Thoracic Fusion

    In October of 2008 I went to my primary care doctor for my annual physical. I told her I had been having a lot of pain and that my back felt like it was broken. After xrays and MRI's they told me I had a herniated disc that was putting pressure on my spinal cord and that I needed...
    Sambouka Sambouka 31-35 Dec 22, 2009

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    I Am Writing This For Anyone Thinking Of Having Spine Surgery

    I want to share my experience, in case it helps anyone else: may what happened to me never again happen. I only ever went to the "best" surgeons. Surgeon #1 trained at the Mayo, taught at an Ivy league medical school, and had wall plaques coming out of his ears - with a very...
    LightHealing1000 LightHealing1000 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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    My Past Operation

    I had a scoliosis since my childhood, +50º degrees, and evoluting, i was operated and fortunately, everything went well. Now i'm fine, although after first month of operation i had many pain.
    Tvfc Tvfc 18-21, M Jul 28, 2013

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    I had it at gosh when I was 8.

    Near the end I had a strange hankering for water. Missed 3 months of school. MSG me if u wanna know more 😜
    Nickstar13 Nickstar13 13-15, F Aug 10, 2014

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    My 360 Spinal Fusion

    Hi, my name is Janice and 3 weeks ago I had a 360 spinal fusion with hardware at my l4 l5 and s1. This was to correct a broken vertabrea and two ruptured disks. I also had alot of nerve pain in both my legs that caused them both to feel like pins and needles and it just kept...
    jgoodwin104 jgoodwin104 22-25, F Oct 19, 2012

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    2 Failed Back Surgeries

    iva had 2 different l5-s1 discectomies, now contemplating a fusion, im scared as hell, i watch youtube videos and it is scaring me even more...im sure i wont feel anything while in surgery but leading up to it is killing me,and also thinking about the recovery isnt helping none...
    jojo713 jojo713 36-40 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    Neck Pain Is Better

    I had spine surgery in October 2008. The doctor fused C-2,3,4 because of herniated disks and arthritis. I had been in a lot of pain in my shoulder and neck and was losing the feeling in my hands. The surgery went fine and I was home within 24-hours. Two or three days later when...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    On the 19th I had my first lower lumbar surgery.

    I broke my back November 11, 2012. I'm scared now. after the surgery the surgeon stated that I will need it fused in a matter of years. I'm have been so independent even after the injury. I find it so hard to ask for help to pick things up off the floor. Or to even put on socks...
    BrandiLyn09 BrandiLyn09 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I was playing basketball with my son one Sunday.. Next thing I knew one wrong turn & I tore my MCL. I had knee surgery in October & have really been struggling with fluid...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I have had it! I have had enough! Come on, call me! ******* give me a ring and let me rip into you you ******* coward! No money, no nothing, she's got your balls in her pocket! Too...
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Have Had Over 20 Surgeries
    goodnites1091 goodnites1091 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    Had things gone differently I perhaps would not be into w/s as much as I am. I had caught a ride home from college for the holidays with a neighbor who had been passing by my...
    alostsoul1992 alostsoul1992 41-45, M 20 hrs ago

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    Hi everyone, I am new to this site. Well, I wasn't before, but this is a new account because I deleted my old one. So I guess I want to share my story. Sort of to connect with...
    brokengirlx brokengirlx 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Since the age of 3 I have had my share of nightmares but nothing scares me the most than when I'm having a Sleep Paralysis episode. Imagine being awake but you can't talk, you...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Feb 8

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    I have had enough of feeling like there is a 1ft thick steel ceiling over my head. I want to break free and flourish in my life.
    dramafever dramafever 36-40, F Feb 13

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    Have Had Accidents On A Long Car Trip
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Whats the weirdest/craziest places you have had sex?
    Latinaslovebest Latinaslovebest 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Have Had A Dental Filling..............
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I had got this research twice in life. Once in my local hospital and second time due to the other complication which was connected to the other suspicious. I think I can recommend...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    and im still crazy as ever... 6 hours of brain surgery on the 16th of jan goy lots of rebuilding to do now but im goo for that... ill fight like a spartan till the death...reborn...
    kieran78 kieran78 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I haven't had it yet, I have been on a waiting list for the Last year and it could take another 1 to 2 years before I have the operation. I was hesitant to register myself but I...
    Mykerinos1 Mykerinos1 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Really getting tired of getting my heart broken. And just when I get my heart broken you get dived in on by cam girls, african dating scams, liars, etc. It really can make you...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Ever since my first heart break in 2012 I've been making everyone else suffer for what that idiot has done to me. Pushing everyone away , not trusting , thinking everyone's going...
    timav timav 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I'm not entirely sure he could actually be called my boyfriend, we were only 9 years old after all... His name was James and he was my neighbor from down the lane. We used to talk...
    TK1153 TK1153 18-21, M Feb 1

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    it´s the story of my emotionally Disfunctional family Rich family, 500m2 house in wealthy suburbs area in Europe. father that does a stunnig Imperssion on Everyone. charming...
    majkel87 majkel87 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    A couple of weeks ago I had a dream where death visited me and told me I had to kill to get power (I am Superhuman, see my other posts to see my powers) but if I killed I'd have to...
    DeRycke97 DeRycke97 18-21, M Feb 6

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    technically, we all get sleep paralysis as aoon as we cycle back to stage 1 sleep (REM sleep). we cycle through all the stages of sleep in no specific order, numerous times...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M Feb 7

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    I honestly should have known better. It was online, I'd met him on here actually. He'd posted something on the lines of "I'm done, I can't do this anymore" I commented, I was...
    cuntcake cuntcake 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    Ardad Demon who leads travelers astray If you have ever taken a vacation and had trouble finding your hotel, car, map, anxiety medication or the rest of your family, you’ve...
    UnknownFiles UnknownFiles 18-21 Feb 9

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    When I was at infant school, we had a fancy dress competition and my mum made me an octopus costume which was effectively like a huge painted toilet roll tube with foam legs...
    GlassBrainedDog GlassBrainedDog 36-40 4 Responses Feb 14

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    A Friend Asked Me To I had a friend who used to have small accidents here and there. So they asked me to hold it until I got home so they would feel too bad about having accidents...
    NeighFlowers NeighFlowers 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    My husband is dying of cancer, we've had several people through the house since he was set up for hospice. After the first week, the nurse who was assigned to his case came over...
    juniperlista juniperlista 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I've had a really scary and supernatural experience with Sleep Paralysis. I was in a very deep sleep and when I woke I realised that I couldn't move. I've had Sleep Paralysis a few...
    Alouisexo Alouisexo 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yesterday (as in Tuesday) has been a terrible day. Firstly my mum (who has MS) bollocked me for not getting out of bed in time because she thought i had missed my train when i...
    SamHackfield SamHackfield 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Today I had a feeling something was going to happen. I suffer from IBS and consistent bladder infections. Sometimes I can't make it. Like today. I felt the urges and before I could...
    lollypopb lollypopb 16-17, T Feb 2

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    Has anyone had a vng test where it triggered your vertigo for months? And does it go back into remission? Please help
    dizzyhead35 dizzyhead35 31-35 Feb 3

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    Guess what... I am working at night shifts. YEsterday I was taling with Him, crying all the time because it was hard for me. He told me, that he cant see how I crying, he told that...